Cyber fraud: Resident of Muzaffargarh loses nearly Rs0.7 million from bank account upon sharing sensitive information

Cyber fraud: Resident of Muzaffargarh loses nearly Rs0.7 million from bank account upon sharing sensitive information

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MUZAFFARGARH: An unsuspecting resident of Muzaffargarh was left in shock when he discovered he had lost nearly Rs0.7 million from his bank accounts.

The man, who hails from Jatoi area of the city, said he received a phone call from a toll-free number and was asked to share his bank details. Not suspecting anything, he gave out his details.

Soon afterwards, a sum of Rs695,000 disappeared from two of his bank accounts.

The man said he has requested the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe the matter.

The banks in question have informed their top management of this latest incident of cyber fraud.

A string of similar incidents of cyber fraud have surfaced in the recent months, with a number of unsuspecting citizens falling prey to hackers looking to extract sensitive information from them.

Authorities have advised citizens not to share any sensitive information, such as bank card and account details, with anyone on the phone.

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